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s three men are in custody accused of trying to help isis in syria or plan attacks here in the united states. >> so this is real. winter takes its harshest swipe yet at the midwest. several areas get hit with snow. >> they plan to make a historic change on net neutrality. they decide on rules today on how the internet is regulated. and material girl misstep. madonna takes a spill during a performance. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday february 26th 2015. good morning.
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i'm lauren lyster in for anne-marie green. the storm is headed out to sea later today, but the damage has been done. winter storm warnings and advisories remain posted from tennessee to delaware and states like georgia and alabama that are used to getting a couple of inches of snow each winter could see up to eight inches by this morning. huntsville and other parts of northern alabama could see up to ten inches of wet heavy snow. that would break a record going back to the late 1890s. trees have been damaged and power outages are a possibility. schools are closed and a state of emergency has been declared. north carolina may catch the worst of it. 5 to 10 inches of snow and freezing rain is expected in the raleigh area. more than 50 flights have already been canceled this morning at the raleigh-durham airport. 170,000 customers have lost
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power. meteorologist greg fischel of our station has more. >> i have to tell you they have had a tough time of it. here in the southeast, we've virtual lu gotten off about scot-free and now this is about our third winter event during that period and it's a pretty substantial one. it looks like parts of north carolina will get upwards to 10, maybe 12 inches of snow before things taper off later this morning and will hopefully be heading back into a more normal pattern for the southeast u.s. as we head into next week. the good news for the northeast is this storm is heading out to sea and it's going to be a story item for the southeast and not the northeast this time around. for cbs news in raleigh, i'm greg fischel. snow is being blamed for the biggest chain reaction crash in maine in more than 15 years. mrp than 75 cars and trucks got caught in yesterday morning's pileup on i-95 near bangor.
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at least 17 people were injured. some seriously. a new hampshire mansur viefbed being buried under two feet of snow for more than three hours. drew mullins was clearing the snow from his roof sunday when it came down all at once. >> i heard kind of a snap sournd and turned just in team to see the snow coming off the roof. it was kind of an avalanche effect. >> mullen said he could move one leg but arms were trapped. his heavy breathing melted the snow near his face. his wife came home and found him yelling for help. she called 911 and it took 20 minutes for the firemen to dig him out. brooklyn police have arrested three men. all three are immigrants from the former soviet republic. don champion is here in new york with more. don, good morning. >> good morning.
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in an online post one of the men arrested wanted to quote, strike fear in the hearts of infidels. they divides a plan to travel owe seas and join isis. wouch them was arrested while trying to board a flight. instead of making their way to syria to be with isis, three new york city men remain behind bars after police tlarlted plans the three had to join a group. one of them was arrested wednesday morning when he tried to board a plane headed to istanbul. >> the second individual had later flight scheduled. he was arrested at home here in brooklyn. a third individual who we believe helped to org niceanize the trip was arrested florida. >> reporter: they appeared in federal court together on wednesday. according to federal documents if they did not reach syria, the
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backup plan was a backup attack on american soil. one of the plans was to sue president obama. >> we have every intention of fighting this case visit russly. >> reporter: it's estimated more than 150 americans have traveled or tried to travel overseas to join isis. one of president obama's advisers on the group says law enforcement has to continue being vigilant. >> i think we have the possibility of keeping it from becoming something that could look like a 9/11. >> reporter: there are now investigations into home grown violent extremists in all 50 states. in the past year about 20 people have been charged with attempting to travel to the middle east to join isis. if convicted these three menl could face up to 15 years in prison. >> thanks don. this morning they're looking to die vertz a plan to shut down
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a portion of homeland security. in a procedural vote they voted 98-2 to clear the way to fund the agency without dealing with president obama's immigration reform as demanded by the house. speaker john boehner under pressure from conservative house members wouldn't say if he would put the so-called clean bill to a vote >> we're waiting for the senate to do their job. senate democrats have stood in the way now for three weeks over a bill that should have been debated and passed. and so until the senate does something, we're in a wait-and-see mode. >> the deadline for funding homeland security is tomorrow. president obama's predicting legal victory in the fight over his executive action on immigration. at a town hall meeting in miami, the defendant defended the policy. he said a setback in federal court is only tell praifr and mr. obama called on republicans to back come prehencive
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immigration reform. immigration is sure to be a hot topic at the annual gathering of conservative activists getting under way outside washington. the field of republican presidential hopefuls will test the waters of the cpac meeting. a new poll finds scott walker is leading the pack. 25% would back the wisconsin governor if he seeks the nomination. he's followed by retired neurosurgeon ben carson with 18%. former florida governor jeb bush is third at 17% and former arkansas governor mike huckabee pulls in 10%. none of the candidate, by the way v formally declared. coming up on the "morning news," keeping the internet open and equal, the fcc votes today on net neutrality. plus how madonna's wardrobe malfunction sent her falling on stage. this is the "cbs morning news." if your bladder is calling the shots ... you may have a medical condition called
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a gas station surveillance camera shows a houston woman fighting back against a purse snatcher. she leaps across the seat after the thief grabs her belongings. she doesn't let go take back her wallet as he tries to stop. then he stops and throws her car phone before pulling away. he made off with her school work and her bag of al mounds. the outcome will affect anyone using a computer or mobile device to go online. sumi das shows what this means. >> reporter: new rules expected to be approved by the fcc could affect every aspect how we use the internet. they want to use it like a public utility. a concept known as net neutrality. >> that means that your body
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brand provider can't block or slow down your access to any websites or applications on the website and it also means that the broadband provider can't charge companies like netflix an added fee to access to a fast lane that gets you content even faster. >> reporter: even after these rules pass users won't notice the changes because it remains open. they want to make sure it it doesn't turn into cable tv. >> that's a closed channel. >> reporter: president obama and major tech companies like google, amazon and facebook support netbook neutrality but the republicans want to strip the fcc tl authority and impose it as a utility. >> you could have extra taxes added to your broadband bill the government could regulate
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rates and force the broadband providers to open up their network to competitors. >> reporter: broad bapd proviersd and other opponents are expected to file lawsuits. so this isn't the final word on the net neutrality debate. in trans, i'm sumi das, for cbs news. this morn nag sa is trying to figure out why a small amount of water leaked into an astronaut's helmet during the spacewalk. the problem was discovered after two astronauts finished work outside the the inner national space station. they're preparing it for use by commercial aircraft. nasa says there was no dangering. straight ahead, coffee cup revolution. we'll tell you where you can drink your coffee and then eat your cub. late e borderline disaster. singer madonna takes ball fall during a performance. this is the "cbs morning news." this is my body of proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis from the inside out...
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sorry about that. >> colleagues greeted kraska with hugs after being shot 15 times outside his home. >> can't tell you how it helps in the healing to know you have a family like this you know. i've got my family on the east coast and my tv family here man. you guys lifted me up on your shoulders when i needed you. >> kraska was shot in his home outside his home early willer this month. the house painter was charged. prosecutors say a financial dispute prompted it. as of 12:01 washington, d.c. joins alaska colorado and washington state in making recreational pot legal on private property. voters approved the change in november. they may possess small amounts and grow marijuana plants at home. on the "cbs moneywatch," a big settlement for morgan stanley, and are you ready to
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eat your coffee cup? jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, lauren. morgan stanley agreed to pay charges stemming from from the 2008 financial charges. the bank said the settlement will resolve certain claims related to its mortgage division. on wall street the dow begin this morning at another all-time high. the dow closed at a record high for the third day in a regaining 15 points. the s&p lost a point and the nasdaq also finished a point lou jeer the supreme court heard arguments in a case that deals with an alleged religious discrimination involving the clothing chain abercrombie and fitch. a woman didn't get hired because she wore a black head scarf to the interview. that conflicted with the company's dress code. she did not say she was wearing the scarf for religious reasons.
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abercrombie has since changed its head scarf property. t.j.x. says it will increase workers' pay to $9 in june. walmart, ikea, and the gap have also recently increased employees' pay. if it's up to kfc, you'll be able to scarf down your cup. they're introduce edible cups called scoffee cups. they're wrapped in sugar paper and infused with freshly cut grass and wild flowers. they plan to introduce those cups in their uk franchise. >> where's the love for us in the u.s.? i want my dessert and drink in one. thank you. madonna said she's doing
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports one-time american league mvp josh hamilton could
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be facing disciplinary action from major league baseball. the los angeles angel slugger met with mlb officials wednesday. reports that hamilton reported going on a drug and alcohol bin. . hamilton was suspended for allegation as a minor. he has three years and $89 million left on his contrast with the angels. >> in the nba a homecoming for kevin garnett. garnet suiting up for the minnesota timberwolves for the first time in nearly eight years last night. the 38-year-old was drafted by minnesota out of high school in 1995. he spent the first 12 years of his career with the timberwolves. garnet scores five points and the t'wolves top washington 97-77. still no stopping kentucky in college hoops. the top ranked wildcats cruised
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to another win beating mississippi state. they remain unbeaten this season at 28-0. in the first period a fight spills onto the pittsburgh bench. four players went to the penalty box. but if you can believe it none of them was whistled for fighting. pittsburgh wins the game 4-3. finally, there is one more area where computers are superior to humans. video games. google developed a soft waifr program that taught itself how to play and dominate classic atari games from the '80s like space invaders. but, hey,ite note all bad news for humans. the computer program performed worse for people in certain games involving moving a head like miss pacman. coming up on "cbs this morning," tea leoni.
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it was 50 years ago this month that malcolm x was assassinated. there's a story about the black activist that might have been lost to history were it not for a student who came upon it quite by accident. jim axelrod reports. >> reporter: ever since malcolm x was killed every detail of his life has been scoured. at least that's what malcolm burnley thought until as a senior at brown university discovered a story. >> in my adolescence that and now all of a sudden you say, wait minute, he was on my college campus and you didn't know about it. >> i didn't know about it and no one knew about it. >> reporter: burnley came across a 1961 article in the brown "daily herald" written by a student named katherine pierce
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who argued that integration was the key to progress. malcolm x read the article and came to brown to push back. >> my hope was to find her phone number. >> reporter: she tracked down katy pierce. it turned out she remembered it all. >> he did not detract from his separate thesis, which is that separation is better than seg grags. >> brilliant speaker? >> brilliant speaker. >> reporter: katy even had an audiotape of that night in the hall that included her own introduction. >> i now turn the platform over to malcolm x shabazz. >> we'll follow it. absolutely reject integration because we feel it's hypocrite hypocritical and that it takes too long. >> the idea that somebody like malcolm x could could across the criticism in a student paper and say i want to go there, would
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that happen today? >> no. i mean usually it would happen on twitter if anything. >> to miss pierce and the brown "daily herald." >> did he change your mind? >> oh, no no no. >> in fact malcolm x would change his, moves closer to pierce's idea of inthe e grags four years before he died after brown. >> it was almost giddy, being amidst something potentially interesting historicry. >> reporter: time has not eroded malcolm x's place in history, nor in her story either. jim akle rod, cbs news providence, rhode island. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on the storms in the south. we'll get reaction. and tea leony will be in the
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studio. finally excitement in california. it with us named the julie chen leslie moonves and cbs center. chen graduated from the school and munoonves is the ceo of cbs. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm lauren lyster. thanks for watching. have a great day.
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we are watching a eye on the storm system moving in our area this morning threaning to make the commute kind of a tricky one, a a live look at storm scan three, katie had has latest updates in a bit. also an explosion of gun violence in philadelphia overnight, four people are shot at three different locations, police have just confirmed that three people are dead. and good morning thank you for joining us, "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabao will update us in just a moment. but first lets check that system turning in our direction here's katie, good morning. if you go into southern delaware you can


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